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About Water Initiative

The ANU Water Initiative is a cross-disciplinary, university-wide initiative that brings together ANU researchers and educators in the water domain.

The ANU Water Initiative aims to:

  • identify gaps in our understanding of the water system and provide solutions to the most important and urgent of questions for sustainable water management - not just for the next few years, but for the next thirty, forty or fifty years;
  • develop a holistic approach to sustainable water management by building on, and integrating, our significant strengths across the colleges including the biophysical, humanities and social sciences of water-related research and education;
  • develop new approaches to research question formulation, collaborative teamwork, knowledge brokering and the creation of policy-relevant solutions; and
  • engage with key stakeholders in the water domain, including, but not limited to, the National Water Commission, the CSIRO Water for a Healthy Life Flagship, Bureau of Rural Sciences, the Department of Environment and Heritage, Catchment Management Authorities, other leading national universities, as well as within the global alliance.




Updated:  7 March 2011/Responsible Officer:  ANUWI Co-Chair /Page Contact:  Crawford Webmaster